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## #1 2013-12-11 06:35:47

evinda
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### Wronskian use identities !

Hello!!!
Could you help me at the following exercise?
Let

,
solutions of the differential equation y''+ay'+by=0  (a and b real constants) so that
is not constant.If
any solution of the differential equation ,use the identities of the Wronskian to show that there are constants
,
so that:
, d_{1}v_{1}'(0)+d_{2}v_{2}'(0)=f'(0)
and that each solution of the differential equation has the form:
.

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## #2 2013-12-11 09:02:05

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

Hi;

The Wronskian is

I do not see how to use v1 and v2?

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## #3 2013-12-11 09:09:27

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

Hi

I think evinda is referring to this:Wronskian.

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## #4 2013-12-11 09:15:28

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

I used the one in Mathematica, they should be the same thing.

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## #5 2013-12-11 09:24:04

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

The Wronskian is
|u(0)     v(0)|
|u'(0)    v'(0) |
But...how can I show that  there are constants

,
so that:
, d_{1}v_{1}'(0)+d_{2}v_{2}'(0)=f'(0) ??

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## #6 2013-12-11 09:29:21

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

What functions are u and v? They are not defined.

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## #7 2013-12-11 09:36:10

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

Well, here they are called v1 and v2 instead of u and v. Does not change much.

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## #8 2013-12-11 09:38:25

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

What is v1 and v2?

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## #9 2013-12-11 09:39:47

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

They are two solutions of the differential equation for which it's true that v1/v2 is not constant.

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## #10 2013-12-11 09:41:45

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

That would require solving the DE. Since when do you need the solve the DE to get the Wronskian?

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## #11 2013-12-11 09:43:48

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

anonimnystefy wrote:

They are two solutions of the differential equation for which it's true that v1/v2 is not constant.

Exactly!!The Wronskian is:
| v1(0)    v2(0)  |
| v1'(0)  v2'(0)  |

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## #12 2013-12-11 09:45:01

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

bobbym wrote:

That would require solving the DE. Since when do you need the solve the DE to get the Wronskian?

Which DE do you mean that I have to solve??

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## #13 2013-12-11 09:51:08

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

When I solve the DE, I get an answer that has to arbitrary constants s1 and c2

I can not eliminate them without some more information.

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## #14 2013-12-11 09:53:52

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

bobbym wrote:

That yields a Wronskian of

Now what?

I haven't understood..Do you mean that I have to take the derivative of the Wronskian and solve the DE or which DE do you mean??

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## #15 2013-12-11 09:56:45

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

This DE, y''+ay'+by=0

If v1 and v2 are solutions of that DE then you have to solve the DE to get the solutions. I have already done that.

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## #16 2013-12-11 10:08:36

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

I found the Characteristic equation,that is

that has discriminant
with

So,

Am I right so far?And how can I continue?

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## #17 2013-12-11 10:10:12

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

I am not getting that as a solution to the DE. Where is c1 and c2 in your solution?

Did you copy the question correctly?

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## #18 2013-12-11 10:11:47

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

Hi evinda

Those are the solutions, but I don't think you are supposed to use them.

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## #19 2013-12-11 10:12:59

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

Should not you have used the roots rather than the discriminant?

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## #20 2013-12-11 10:13:43

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

bobbym wrote:

I am not getting that as a solution to the DE. Where is c1 and c2 in your solution?

Did you copy the question correctly?

Yes,I copied the question correcty..Should I have used

and
instead of c_{1}  and
?

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## #21 2013-12-11 10:15:22

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

anonimnystefy wrote:

Hi evinda

Those are the solutions, but I don't think you are supposed to use them.

But???How else can I start???

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## #22 2013-12-11 10:17:13

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

bobbym wrote:

Should not you have use the roots rather than the discriminant?

Where do you mean?At the general solution?

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## #23 2013-12-11 10:17:15

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

This is what I am getting for a solution to that DE:

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## #24 2013-12-11 10:19:15

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

evinda wrote:

I found the Characteristic equation,that is

that has discriminant
with

So,

Am I right so far?And how can I continue?

So is she.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
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## #25 2013-12-11 10:21:03

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### Re: Wronskian use identities !

And how can I continue now??

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